Riding School

Riding at Warminster Saddle Club

Our Riding School is open 5 days week, with lessons taking place in our  indoor school throughout the day and into the evening. Tuition is provided by our BHS Accredited Professional Coaches. We have horses and ponies suitable for adults and children of all abilities and are one of a few UK riding schools to offer lessons for children under the age of four. We run Toddler sessions and 30 minute private lessons for under 4's.

 

If you’re planning a social event for your company or are looking for some creative team-building, a ridden or non-ridden session at Warminster Saddle Club makes a great team activity. 

 

Our Lessons

 

We offer private, semi-private and group lessons at a duration of 45 minutes. Depending on the rider’s grade, lessons can cover flatwork, jumping or a combination of both.

 

Lead Rein Lessons

 

We accept children from the age of three for riding lessons. Riders aged four and up can take part in private or group lead rein lessons. Each rider must be led by a parent or guardian for the duration of the lesson. Our youngest riders, aged 3, may only book onto private lead rein lessons and must be accompanied by two adults, one to lead and one to support the rider in the saddle.

Grading System

 

We run our own bespoke grading system for Warminster Saddle Club members. All new clients start with a Graded Assessment as their first lesson, so that they can be assured of an appropriate ride for their ability. Complete beginners start at Grade 0 on the lead rein and work their way up, with assessments for each grade. Our top level is Grade 5 for riders who can jump a course of show jumps set at 80cm . Rosettes are awarded for all successful assessments from Grade 1 onwards, and we also offer specially-tailored events for all grades.

So we can match our riders with a horse which suits their level, all of our horses and ponies are graded according to the same system, and are regularly re-graded.  Please note for horse welfare, we have a weight limit of 13.5 stone 

 

Stable Management

 

We are running 2 Stable Management sessions on a Wednesday evening;

  • Felix and Friends 1800-1900
  • BHS Bronze Challenge Awards 1900-2030

Further Stable Management sessions will be run during holiday periods and on weekends, dates to follow.  If you are looking for a Stable Management session and cannot attend on a Wednesday, please get in touch.

 

 

Hacking

 

More Information coming soon

 

Other Activities

 

  • Pony Parties
  • Own a Pony Days
  • Themed Activity Days
  • RDA

 

 

Our Warminster Saddle Club gift vouchers and clothing make ideal presents for riders of all ages!

 

Essential Information

 

Your First Lesson

  • If you’re visiting us for your first riding lesson, here are a few tips to help you come prepared.
  • We have riding hats available for you to borrow for your first few lessons. After that, please provide your own hat that meets current safety standards; BS EN 1384, PAS 015, SNELL E2001 or ASTM F 1163.
  • Riders are requested to wear long trousers and a shoe or boot with a low, flat heel. Trainers, sandals or flip-flops are not allowed. We have a selection of riding boots that you can borrow for your lesson, but we can’t guarantee to have your size available.
  • Wear clothing that is suitable for the time of year and weather conditions on the day. Gloves are a good idea whatever time of the year you’re riding. Your lesson might be outside so bring a coat if it’s cold or raining.  If you’re going to be jumping then it’s sensible to wear a long-sleeved top.
  • Jewelry should be kept to a minimum and only stud earrings should be worn and recommend that long hair is tied up.
  • Remember that riding is a sport so you may get a bit sweaty and feel tired after your lesson! We grade all of our horses so that we can match you to a ride suitable for your ability, but please bear in mind that horses are living creatures and may occasionally act unpredictably.

 

 

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